Ambulance driver shot by robbers dies

The Ambulance driver, Abraham Tetteh, who was shot by highway robbers on the Somanya -Adukrom road in the Eastern Region, while transporting a pregnant woman in labour, has died.

The 42-year-old Senior Emergency Medical Technician, died on Saturday, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, where he was on admission.

The late Tetteh was the Yilo Krobo Municipal Officer in charge of the National Ambulance Service.

Meanwhile, the pregnant woman has delivered at the Tetteh Quashie hospital, at Mampong in the Eastern Region.

The Ghanaian Times reported that highway robbers at dawn on Thursday, February 4, 2021, attacked the ambulance and shot the driver in the head while rushing a pregnant woman in labour from the Akuse Government Hospital to the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua.

The driver, together with the pregnant woman were transported to the Tetteh Quashie Hospital at Mampong where the driver was subsequently transferred to the Korle-Bu hospital.

According to the Ghanaian Times, the pregnant woman who was been accompanied by a relative and a staff of the Emergency Medical Technician Unit (EMT), Ms Rachel Owusu, did not suffer any injury.

According to the source, there was a distress call from the Koforidua Ambulance  Control that a pregnant woman was in labour and needed to be transferred to the Koforidua General Hospital.

After the attack, the pregnant woman and health assistant on board the ambulance, were rushed to Mampong Tetteh Quashie Hospital and driver latter taken to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

The ambulance was transferring the pregnant woman in labour (with complications with the pregnancy) from the Akuse Government Hospital to Koforidua.

The robbers took to their heels after one of them fired a shot at the ambulance driver, in the head, and was forced out of the vehicle as he told the robbers that he was transporting a pregnant woman to the hospital.

A Hyundai sprinter driver, who arrived at the scene, abandoned his vehicle and drove the ambulance to the Tetteh Quashie Hospital at Mampong Akuapem.


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